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NOTW: Friday April 6th 2007

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News of the Week: Friday March 30th

Save some money and help a good cause. The ConAgra Foods Truckload Sale will be held April 21st from 8 am to 11 am. The proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. Discounted items for sale include products from various ConAgra brands, such as Healthy Choice, Kid Cuisine, and Marie Callender's.

As of April 5th, Taco Bell locations in select cities around the nation started offering breakfast and Omaha is one of the test markets. I tried the bean and egg burrito the day they started. My thought - I wouldn't order it again. The consistency of the eggs and beans is too similar and there's nothing to sink your teeth into. Not to mention the pinto bean, scrambled egg and red sauce combo was just not very tasty.

Nichole Aksamit shares my opinion of Darwin Bistro & Catering.
New bistro's a rare find

La Buvette got a brief mention in The New York Times as providing "European bistro sophistication" to the Omaha area. The French Café, M’s Pub and V. Mertz were also referenced in the same article.

People have been trying to grab a piece of history by stealing menus from Mister C's. Knock it off. However, if you did happen to swipe a menu and have access to a scanner, please make a digital copy for the rest of us. I'd be more than happy to host the files so everyone can have access to such an item.

The Bellevue German restaurant, Edelweiss, posted signs that it has closed. I believe this was the last remaining true German restaurant in Omaha. Das Rheinland closed late last year as the owner, Frank Hoover, opened a new restaurant, 1892 German Bier Hall, in Council Bluffs.

Harr’s Restaurant in Waterloo, which has been operating for almost 60 years, will be closing April 30th.

The Metro student culinary team placed 7th, earning a bronze medal in the American Culinary Federation's regional qualifier for the national championships. This is the highest ranking they're achieved in the 4 years since they started participating.

The Omaha World-Herald compiled a list of Easter Brunch spots. Can't believe I missed that considering I had been keeping an eye out for it.

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